Lauren Walker is an experienced graphic design professional
who specializes in creative solutions for design and marketing needs.
Excels at branding identity and communication with clients.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Contributing Writer
SAY Media (April 2013 – Present)
Deliver topical and timely articles about beauty, pop culture, women’s issues and politics.
Wrote a top-visited article for xoVain: http://www.xovain.com/how-to/make-lipstick-out-of-crayons

Marketing Assistant
Guaranteed Rate (December 2012 – January 2014)
Designed, and facilitated the printing of, all printed marketing materials (thank you cards, advertisements, flyers and postcards)
Managed social media presence
Acted as liaison between Loan Officers and printers to ensure quality printed material

Studio Manager and Graphic Designer
Body Endeavors (January 2011 – December 2012)
Responsible for customer service and appointment scheduling
Designed and facilitated the creation of posters, fliers, and web material
Developed language for facebook and twitter presence
Ensured a clean and well-stocked studio environment for both the trainers and the clients

Graphic Designer
Columbia College Chicago Community Center for Arts Partnerships (2009 – 2011)
Designed and facilitated the creation of posters, fliers, publication booklets, web material and event campaigns
Communicated with printers to ensure quality printed materials.
Created and sent email templates and e-blasts

Receptionist and Graphic Designer
Columbia College Chicago Learning Studio (Spring 2009 – Fall 2009)
Responsible for customer service and appointment scheduling
Greeted and directed students
Facilitated the design and printing of posters and fliers.

 

SKILLS

Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom), Corel Painter X, Quark, fluency in HTML and CSS coding, knowledge of Javascript/Jquery, proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, and working knowledge of both the Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems.

 

EDUCATION

Columbia College Chicago Alumna
2006-2010
BFA in Graphic Design

Resume can be downloaded here.